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In Topic: Cat Island Oceanics Portfolio - Daily Mail, UK

11 June 2013 - 02:34 AM

...Ha! I bet they pay better than Diver Magazine!  :mocking:

In Topic: Has anyone been to the Amazon?

01 December 2012 - 06:22 PM

If you are serious about getting natural, un-manipulated green anaconda shots underwater and have a few $$$, I suggest you try Bonito in Southwestern Brazil in winter (May-August). I was there 4 years ago and had lots of luck and memorable encounters with a 16 ft. green anaconda in the clear river (spring fed - think Crystal River but with lots of toothy creepy crawlies). No pulling the snake into the water for shots. It's already there, along with all the caimans & other jungle goodies. You ease into the water and slowly work your way into the vegetation. Thrilling...

There are lots of wildlife tours there, but you really need a guide (a very good one) who can pull strings and get permission for you to go into private riverside property (enormous cattle ranches) where you can really spend the time and look for the snakes, etc. Unfortunately, things there have gotten very expensive in the last few years.

Good luck,

Michael Patrick O'Neill

Photos - Green anaconda underwater, Cuviers dwarf caiman & Sucuri River - typical spring in the vicinity of Bonito, with that beautiful clear water.